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Art For Music Series! AURORA Portrait – New Release!

 ART FOR MUSIC Series!

AURORA – Art For Music Series – Watercolor Painting ©CarolinaRusso

NEW RELEASE
– AURORA Watercolor Painting Portrait –

AURORA

Today post feature the release of my new Music Artist Painting Portrait!

My new watercolor painting is a “Fan Art” Portrait of  “AURORA”  included in my ongoing project and Collection “ART FOR MUSIC”   my series inspired by music artists I love and by my passion for music. In this series I like to create artworks using several media, traditional watercolor paintings, ink drawings, digital art, photo manipulation and any other media that will inspire my creations.

Today Release is for my New Watercolor Painting a Portrait dedicated to beautiful and unique AURORA her dreamy and pure emotional music stands out from the music artists crowd in today music world showing something different and unique. Her live shows are very emotional as all her songs are and made you feel like travelling through a tunnel of changing emotions from sad and dark to happy and joyful tunes throughout the whole show! Aurora started to write songs secretly at very early age following her own path and what she has produced and released is wonderful as in her songs she explores feelings and emotions in-depth mastering her own creative ways to communicate what pulses inside her soul not just with words as you can feel it in her gorgeous sound of her voice and see it in her body language. She is so expressive through her blue eyes and facial mimic to her hands and arms movements. She has the ability to turn one with the music while singing and dancing over her notes she is free to be authentically herself also wearing unique and artfully created outfits. She has a great way to perform in her live shows she connects deeply with who receive her message…her fans that she call her Tribe and warriors of light. She has an ethereal look with white platinum hair and pale skin she is like a walking tiny fairy stepped out of a fairy tale for a moment and ready to take you back in with her. Her uniqueness in all her aspects is why I like her so much and why I decided to create this painting dedicated to her and all her fans.

AURORA On Stage

Aurora Aksnes is her birth name as she kept it as her name AURORA she is a Norwegian singer, songwriter, producer. I think Aurora was a prodigy child as she started composing melodies on a piano at the age of 6 and writing songs in her own world at the age of 9 as she still very young now she is already Internationally recognized Award winner and very much loved.  She became active to share her songs and music in 2012 until her  debut in 2015 with her beautiful and successful  EP “Running With The Wolves” the same year one of her single “Runaway” in UK received over 1 millions of streams on Spotify just in the first 6 weeks since the debut release.  During the year 2016 she released worldwide her studio album  “All My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend“, in  2018 AURORA released her first half of her second EP album title “Infections of a Different Kind (Step 1)”, while she plans to release the second half “Step 2” to follow in 2019 or 2020. At this moment she is here in US for her North America Tour.

AURORA – Watercolor Portrait – ©CarolinaRusso

 

AURORA – Art For Music Series – Sketch ©CarolinaRusso


My Painting Details:

The portrait is a watercolor and ink  painting in my signature style. I am very happy how the portrait turned out. I think I was able to capture Robert Smith essence and especially his charismatic eyes expression as it is one of the focal points in my portrait. I love to hear what do you think? Leave me comments! ❤

Artist Details an supplies used:
The Original Portrait is painted on a watercolor paper size 6 x 9 inches (approx 15×22 cm) I used Bee Paper Aquabee 100% Cotton, Cold Pressed Acid free Archival quality. French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush. My Ink drawing is outlined with ink pens.  Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05, Micron dark red ink #1. Sakura white Gelly Roll pen #08.  A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil.


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The Special Collectors Limited Edition Prints “Hand Enhanced” you can only order it here!

Portrait Fine Art Prints are now available in Limited Edition “Special 1st Release Collectors” edition run of #50 Prints,  “Hand Enhanced” numbered, dated and hand signed, printed by me one by one in my studio on heavy paper a Certificate of Authenticity is included.  

If you would like to Pre-Order one of these exclusive and unique prints you can do it here now follow the link to read all the details and please complete the>> Order Form

If you have any question or request don’t hesitate to Contact me.

***When the “Special Collectors” run of #50 Prints is sold out, there would never be another “Hand Enhanced” run of this painting! Don’t miss it be one of the lucky 50 Fan of AURORA in the World to own one<3

In conclusion of this post for the release of my painting I like to leave you with a beautiful video of AURORA! Enjoy and if you don’t know her yet discover her beautiful music visit her website and YouTube Channel<3

❤ You can find AURORA on:

AURORA Official Website
YouTube
SoundCloud
Instagram @auroramusic

Copyright Notice: Original paintings, illustrations and fine art prints are Copyright by ©Carolina Russo All Rights Reserved. Cannot be reproduced, redistributed, modified, duplicated, or otherwise used for any purpose without the artist permission. Copyright does not transfer with the sale of the art piece and infringement is against the Copyright Law. All photos used in this Blog post are Credited to their respective photographers owners All Right Reserved. Sadly I don’t know their names (contact me if you know I would be more than happy to add the photographers names)  my Aurora photo source was Pinterest. Video source Aurora YouTube.

❤ If you like to see more of my watercolor paintings visit my  GALLERY  there are several Galleries you find them in the drop down menu under Watercolors and for more of my music artists Portraits visit my Gallery ART FOR MUSIC 

❤ Please follow me on Instagram  @carolinarussoart

 

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❤ Much Love and Best Wishes to AURORA ❤

Wish you all a wonderful week!

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Art For Music Series! New Release: Robert Smith “THE CURE” Portrait

 

Robert Smith – Art For Music Series – ©CarolinaRusso

ART FOR MUSIC Series!

New Release
– Robert Smith “THE CURE” Watercolor Painting Portrait –

Today post feature the release of my new watercolor painting a Fan Art portrait for my Collection “ART FOR MUSIC” a series inspired by music artists and by my passion for music. In this series I like to create artworks using several media, traditional watercolor paintings, ink drawings, digital art, photo manipulation and any other media that will inspire my creations.

The New Release of my watercolor painting is the  Portrait of Robert Smith the musician lead singer, guitarist, lyricist, songwriter  and the only consistent member of the iconic UK band “THE CURE” co-founded with Lol Tolhurst in 1976.  I am a lifelong fan of this amazing band, their music has been and still the soundtrack of most of my life. From a long time I wanted to paint a portrait of Robert Smith but it didn’t happen until yesterday. For some bizarre reasons I felt the wish and urge to paint since I haven’t painted much during this week. I wanted to paint, I was searching online for inspiration and I got inspired to paint Robert portrait right after I came across a nice photo  shared in one of the various Fan Groups of The Cure that I’ve joined on Facebook. That was the magic moment when I came across the color photo posted down below. I said to myself “today I am going to paint him!” I sat down and started to paint peacefully for hours listening my favorite albums of the band until the portrait was done! Isn’t amazing how creativity and inspiration works? Most of the time it strikes when you don’t even expect it! It’s fantastic! If ever Robert see my portrait I hope he likes it! ❤

Robert Smith “THE CURE” – Photo Credits ©Mauro Melis

The 2018 is a great year and a milestone for The Cure band because they are “Celebrating the 40 Years Anniversary 1978 – 2018” last July in Hyde Park,  London, UK they celebrated with a great concert and more to come in 2019! They are such a wonderful band is great that they are playing better than ever and still together! I am so happy that I was able to  paint my portrait during this milestone and commemorative year. I have attended their Concert in 2016  they came to US, Los Angeles during their North American Tour and I wrote a very detailed Blog post about that unforgettable and magic 3 hours concert I can’t wait to see them again. If you like you can read my wonderful experience of that day at The Hollywood Bowl read it > Here

This is the photo of “Robert Smith” that inspired my Portrait! What I loved is that he look you straight in the eyes!

Robert Smith ” The Cure”

My Painting Details: The portrait is a watercolor and ink  painting in my signature style. I am very pleased and happy I really love how the portrait turned out. I think I was able to capture Robert Smith essence and especially his charismatic eyes expression as it is one of the focal points in my portrait. I love to hear what do you think? Leave me comments! ❤

Artist Details an supplies used:
The Original Portrait is painted on a watercolor paper size 6 x 9 inches (approx 15×22 cm) I used Bee Paper Aquabee 100% Cotton, Cold Pressed Acid free Archival quality. French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush. My Ink drawing is outlined with ink pens.  Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05, Micron dark red ink #1. Sakura white Gelly Roll pen #08.  A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil.


>>>>PRE-ORDER PRINTS<<<<
the Special Collectors Limited Edition Prints “Hand Enhanced” you can only order it here!


Portrait Prints are now available in Limited Edition Fine Art Prints “Special Collectors” edition run of #60 Prints, size 5×7 inches (approx.12x17cm) Price is $39 plus shipping.  Each print is  “Hand Enhanced” numbered, dated and hand signed, printed by me in my studio on heavy acid free paper, a Certificate of Authenticity is included.  On the back of the prints I will hand write “Robert Smith “The Cure” 40 Year Anniversary 1978 – 2018″. 

If you would like to Pre-Order one of these exclusive and unique prints please complete the “Order Form” you find down below.  If you have any question or request don’t hesitate to contact me.

***When the “Special Collectors” run of #60 Prints is sold out, there would never be another “Hand Enhanced” run of this painting! Don’t miss it be one of the lucky 60 in the World ❤

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Size 5×7 inches (approx.12x17cm) Price $39
Shipping: Via USPS First Class Mail prices USA $4 – International $6
Payment PayPal: An invoice would be sent via email as order confirmation.

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Copyright Notice
All images, original paintings, illustrations and fine art prints are Copyright by ©Carolina Russo All Rights Reserved. Cannot be reproduced, redistributed, modified, duplicated, or otherwise used for any purpose without the artist permission. Copyright does not transfer with the sale of the art piece and infringement is against the Copyright Law.
You can see more of my Paintings visiting my  GALLERY  there are several Galleries find them in the drop down menu under Watercolors.

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Liquid

 

 

Japanese Pond with Koi Fish – Photo ©Carolina Russo

Hello everyone,

This post is for the Daily Post  Weekly Photo Challenge, the theme for this week is “Liquid” share a photo of liquid in whatever state, shape, or color you happen to capture it in. You can go as big as the ocean or as small as a teardrop, as clear as vodka or as opaque as milk.

Here is mine, I love the reflection of the water and the lighting in this Japanese pond enlivened by the beautiful and colorful Koi fishes. I took this photo awhile ago and it also inspired me to create one of my watercolor paintings with the title “Girl With Koi” available as Limited Edition Signed Print on my Etsy Shop.

Day #7 – Girl With Koi – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

 

For more of my Photography visit my Photography Gallery

Follow me on Instagram @carolinarussoart  for the opportunity to see my art and more of my latest photos.

And if you love my watercolor paintings please visit my ETSY Shop

 

I hope that you enjoyed this post and until the next one I wish you a great rest of the week! ❤

 

Thank You!


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August Coffee Painting Challenge!

August weekly Coffe Challenge by @UNIVERSI_IMAGINARIA

Hello everyone Happy August! ❤

The month of July has been fantastic with the participation to The World Watercolor Month! I am pleased that I’ve created a beautiful series of paintings now available in Limited Edition Prints! This month of August is going to be very interesting, because I am participating to another great Challenge hosted on Instagram by my friend from Norway artist Natali K Haugane aka @UNIVERSI_IMAGINARIA this Challenge is about painting with “Coffee” interesting isn’t it?

This Challenge has weekly themes Natali said that she chose that because there is more time to get used to paint with your coffee or tea if you would like to try that out. And I personally like that because there is also more time during the week for other type of paintings. I will create one coffee painting at week following the  4 weeks themes, you can see them listed on the challenge flyer. I will post my painting during the weekends here on the Blog and on Instagram @carolinarussoart. I find it really cool and I always had fun to paint with “Nature Colors” I did paint  with coffee in the past and I have experimented with fruit and pigmented spices. If you are on Instagram and you like to participate to the challenge post your coffee painting at the end of each week using the hashtag #natscoffeechallenge it would be fun!

If you paint with watercolors #worldwatercolorgroup isn’t much different to paint with coffee, if you never tried and would like to learn how and give it a try, my friend artist Magny Tjelta made a post on her Blog and a lovely video tutorial! I will link it here: Learn Basic Coffee Painting  I suggest you to watch it! 😉

You can paint beautiful things with coffee! I will try to adapt it to my signature style! If you don’t have an Instagram account and you don’t want one, you can still join me here on my Blog, link your weekly post with your coffee painting to me so that I can see it!

Do Your Best! – Photo ©Carolina Russo

Have a fantastic month creating with coffee you would be amazed to see what you can do with it!
Be creative and inspired!

Thank You!

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Venice Italy in Watercolors!

Venezia - Italy
Venezia Italy – Original Watercolor – Copyright ©Carolina Russo

An oldie watercolor painting of Venice….

Time after time I like to look back at my old watercolor paintings.  I like to see how much my art change and my skills grow during the years!  Recently I came across this painting that I made in 2013 around this time of the year. It is almost four years ago and I like to re-share it with you all. This painting is very dear to me because is a view of “Venice” Venezia in Italian,  it is one beautiful city  in Italy, my native country! 
It is a view of Venice that I just painted out of my visual memory without any photo reference. It is a loose watercolor, I remember I was practicing the loose technique so hard to master! I know there is a lot that I could’ve done better, it was a fast painting and somehow, I am pleased with how this painting turned out!  I think I was able to capture the feeling and essence of Venice. If you have been to Venice then maybe you recognize this view. I wasn’t born in Venice it’s not my hometown. I was born in Naples another beautiful city on the sea. That’s why I love the ocean so much and  I love to paint water, there is something about water that it is so inspiring to me in many ways, artistically and not. I like the reflections and the colors. I often base my palette on the beautiful range of colors of the sea.  The sea and the ocean are very often captured also in my photography!

Details about Watercolor:
 I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle and I painted on a Canson watercolor paper 140 lb cold press. 

You can see more of my Paintings visiting my  GALLERY  there are several Galleries you find  them in the drop down menu under Watercolors.

All my watercolors are available for Pre-Order in Limited Edition Art Prints 

 

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Wish you a great rest of the week stay creative!

Thank You!

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FLASH SALE!!!! InkTober Ylia Collectible Series!

Day #26 BOX - InkTober 2016 ©Carolina Russo
Day #26 BOX – InkTober 2016 ©Carolina Russ0

 

————FLASH SALE!!!! 20% Off —-Only until November 30!!!!———

This Flash Sale will last 3 days only!

If you’ve had your eye on any of my  INKTOBER ©Ylia Series paintings available as Limited Edition Art Prints, right now is the time to pre-order  while the whole Series is available at 20% off! This deal ends November 30 at 12pm US Pacific Time. There are 31 beautiful drawings waiting for a awesome home! ❤


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Have a wonderful week!

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Night And Day…

Day and Night - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo
Night And Day – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today I like to debut here and introduce you my latest watercolor painting the title is “Night And Day” she is  another creature from my  “Mystic World Collection” I also wrote a poem to tell  her beautiful story.

Day and Night - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo
Night And Day – Original Watercolor  ©Carolina Russo

 

Night And Day

When the sun rise
she emits powerful rays of sunshine,
joy and merriment
sending warm feelings of love through the light

and a breeze
move the petals of a sunflower sending sunshine to the world.

When is twilight
she brings glowing light from the sky when
her other half is below the horizon
her rays of sunshine become refraction and scattering
she emits rays of love into a universal light
illuminating the Earth until dusk
she blows stars in the wind welcoming the night.

©Carolina Russo

 

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Details about my watercolor:
 watercolor painting is outlined with a black fountain ink pen. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and a  Pilot Prera Pen fine nib,  black ink, painted over a large size 11 x 8.5″ Mixed Media  Sketchbook!

For more of my watercolor paintings and sketches visit my Galleries here and  here

All my watercolors paintings are available for sale in Limited Edition Art Prints heavyweight matte paper made to order.
This painting “Night And Day” is now available as Limited Edition Art Print size 8×10 you can purchase her on my Blog or on my Etsy Shop “CarolinaRussoArt”

For order or for any more question please  contact me ❤

Wish you a wonderful day or a goodnight!

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